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Great Reads for the Holidays 2014

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The Canadian Children’s Book Centre (CCBC) has compiled a list of great Canadian books, for kids of all ages, for the 2014 holiday season. The books featured in this list are starred selections from the Fall 2014 edition of Best Books for Kids & Teens.

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Remembrance Day 2014

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At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month... Remembrance Day honours the sacrifices of the men and women of the armed forces who fought for our freedom. Commemorate this November 11th with Canadian children's books. Below is a list of recent WWI-themed books compiled by our library coordinator, Meghan Howe.

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White Ravens 2014

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The White Ravens is an annual catalogue featuring new and notable titles of children's and young adult literature from around the world.

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Halloween Hallo-reads: Ghosts and Vampires and Werewolves, Oh My!

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The following booklist was featured in the Fall 2014 issue of Canadian Children's Book News (get your copy here). Enjoy this selection of creepy tales for Halloween, compiled by CCBC Library Coordinator Meghan Howe.

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Hurricane Hazel: 60th Anniversary

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October 15, 2014 marks the 60th anniversary of Hurricane Hazel. The storm swept from North Carolina to Southern Ontario. Young readers can learn all about Hazel in Rain Tonight: A Story of Hurricane Hazel by Steve Pitt and Heather Collins (illus.), published by Tundra Books.

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October 14: Ada Lovelace Day

Today is Ada Lovelace Day, an international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). Celebrate with these Canadian books about or written by women in STEM.

Find out more about Ada Lovelace and Ada Lovelace Day at FindingAda.com.

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WorldPride 2014 (June 20-29, 2014)

Pride Week in Toronto is one of Canada's premier arts and cultural festivals and one of the largest Pride celebrations in the world. This year, Toronto is playing host to WorldPride 2014, the first time this international celebration has ever been held in North America. Several Canadian chidren's authors have written books for kids and young adults featuring LGBTQ characters. Click here for a list of LGBTQ books for kids and teens.

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2014 FIFA World Cup™

Soccer is one of the world's most popular sports. This year the FIFA World Cup™ is being hosted by Brazil and runs from June 12 to July 13. This highly anticipated international tournament only occurs every four years. Celebrate World Cup soccer in your classroom or library with Canadian books for kids and teens.

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Amy's Marathon of Books - Summer Reading


Dear Canadian Teen Book Lovers,

The Canadian Children’s Book Centre (CCBC) has invited me to write a guest post for their website and I was happy to oblige them.

My name is Amy Mathers and this year I am reading my way across Canada in a Marathon of Books. I started on January 1st, 2014, and today I am up to my 157th book. I’m currently reading from Toronto, Canada’s biggest city, but I’ve already made it through the Maritimes, Quebec, and the eastern part of Ontario through reading a book a day.

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June 2014: National Aboriginal History Month

June is National Aboriginal History Month. Celebrate this month in your school or library with Canadian books for kids and teens. Click here for a list of Aboriginal-themed books.